Hauptsächlich wegen unzureichender Obsteinnahme bzw. weil dieses vorwiegend nur erhitzt zu sich genommen wird...wir sind schon so ziemlich die abgwirtschafteste Kohorte an Humanoiden die jemals diesen Planeten bevölkert hat
Scurvy, a disease historically associated with old-world sailors on long voyages, is making a surprise comeback in Australia, with health officials Tuesday revealing a rare spate of cases.
Caused by vitamin C deficiency, the condition used to be a common – and often fatal – curse among seafarers who went months without fresh fruit and vegetables.
Once barely heard of in developed countries, reports suggest the problem is also on the rise in Britain, while a medical journal this year detailed the case of a baby developing scurvy in Spain... Health authorities tend not to test for scurvy these days and Ms Gunton’s study advised clinicians to be alert to the potential problem especially in diabetes patients.
“Particularly if their patients present with unhealed ulcers, easy bruising or gum bleeding without obvious cause,” she said.